On Wednesday morning the villagers were woken up by the rumblings of elephant. They searched the area and found an elephant in the open well on the farmland of Kottarathil Gopalakrishnan.
"Due to unavailability of stock, the BKC COVID vaccination centre will be non-functional temporarily untill further orders," read a poster stock outside the centre.
In the morning, villagers spotted the trapped elephant and tried to help it come out but to no avail. They then informed forest officials who rushed to the village along with fire personnel.
Jumbo deaths: Bacterial disease spread from cattle, suspects Central team visiting Karlapat wildlife sanctuary
They are assuming that the infection might have spread from bovine to elephants after they came to know about the death of cattle due to HS.
Central team finds jumbo calf carcass in Odisha's Karlapat wildlife sanctuary, cattle deaths reported
The three-member Central team stumbled upon the decomposed carcass of an elephant calf near Ghusurigudi stream in Karlapat wildlife sanctuary on Saturday.
Forest officials are taking help of drones for effective tracking of the elephants to prevent them from approaching the infected site.
The woman, Anima was on way to home holding her child, Anushka along with her husband Manuel at around 7 pm when she was knocked down by the elephant.
Rourkela DFO Sanjay Swain on Sunday suspended a forester and forest guard in connection with the death of two elephants in a train accident near Mahipani in Sundargarh district.
Collector Vineet Bhardwaj assured the farmers that their demand will be looked into following which the latter withdrew their agitation.